Tycho is a partner in the Corporate & Securities and International Business practices and serves as co-chair of the Global Commerce industry team. He also serves as the leader of the Manufacturing team and the German Business practice. Tycho has been practicing law since 1992 and represents a wide range of clients, both as transactional and ongoing outside general counsel, including family-owned and managed businesses, publicly traded multinationals, and high-net-worth investors.
Tycho focuses his practice on U.S. and cross-border transactions, including representing overseas and U.S. entities in asset acquisitions and dispositions, investments, market entry, joint ventures, site selection, establishment of manufacturing and assembly operations, definition of strategies to mitigate U.S. legal and business risks to the foreign parent entity, shareholders and assets, commercial agreements and licensing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, financial restructuring, private securities offerings (including venture and private equity transactions, PIPEs and debt/equity restructuring), commercial lending, counseling of startup, technology and emerging growth enterprises in legal and business strategy, corporate governance and shareholder rights, tax structuring, organization of sales and distribution arrangements, and family and business succession planning.
Tycho is a frequent public speaker in various fora in the United States and in Europe including: panels and “Sprechtage” organized by Industrie- und Handelskammern (IHKs) in Germany; Kamer van Koophandel in the Netherlands; the Wirtschaftskammer Ősterreich (WKŐ) in Austria; Switzerland Global Enterprise (SGE) in Switzerland; the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce (MACOC); and various other public authorities, industry associations and accounting and law firms in the U.S., Europe, and Turkey; as principal organizer, moderator and speaker on panel events of Harvard Startups in Boston; as a business plan advisor at the 18th annual Harvard Business School Venture Capital Conference in Cambridge, Mass.; at events by the MIT Enterprise Forum; as guest lecturer teaching class sessions on private equity and venture capital finance in finance courses at the Boston University Graduate School of Management in Boston; as a member of the Program Committee of the Harvard Club of New York City; and as a speaker on financial services trade liberalization at the XXXII Annual Meeting of the Inter-American Bar Association in Quito, Ecuador. Tycho has published law review articles in the Yale International Law Journal of the Yale Law School, in the International Tax and Business Law Journal of the University of California at Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law, and in the International Merger Law Journal.